Neil Patrick Harris & 'Book of Mormon' Shine at Tony Awards!

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 65th Annual Tony Awards Sunday night, and (as usual) he nailed it! With an utterly entertaining opening number, Harris proved that he was, once again, the perfect person to lead an awards show honoring the singers and dancers of the Broadway world. 

The other stars of the night were the cast, crew and creators of the Great White Way's smash hit Book of Mormon, which snagged nine of the 14 awards it was nominated for. The production, which sprung from the minds of South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, won for best musical -- but not before presenter Chris Rock noted that revealing the winner of the night's biggest award was pretty anti-climactic.

"Come on. We know what the best musical is. This is such a waste of time. It's like taking a hooker to dinner," Rock cracked.

But there were plenty of other surprising and entertaining moments during the broadcast, as Harris and former Tonys host Hugh Jackman participated in a singing-dancing battle. After the hilarious host-off, Harris told Jackman, "That was tough. Now I know why you're all six-pack-y." (Watch the video below!)

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe showed off his musical talents while performing a number from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with costar John Laroquette. The former Night Court star then took home his first Tony for his role in the show and thanked Radcliffe, without whom he'd be "sitting at home in my underwear watching this."

And, of course, the night was not without jokes aimed at the troubled Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, which Harris gave himself 30 seconds to make fun of. Later, the show's creators Bono and The Edge introduced a number from the production, joking, "We used to be famous for being in U2."

The night's other big winners included Ellen Barkin for her role in The Normal Heart, which was also awarded with best play revival, and Frances McDormand who took home the lead actress in a play honor for her stint in Good People.

See the full list of Tony winners here.

 

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